1898-O 10C MS (PCGS# 4816)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 390
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Rarer than the lower-mintage 1897-O, the 1898-O is actually the most challenging New Orleans Mint Barber Dime to locate in Mint State after only the 1894-O, 1895-O and 1896-O. This conditionally rare Gem is one of only 12-15 MS-65s believed extant per Jeff Ambio in the 2009 book <em>Collecting & Investing Strategies for Barber Dimes</em>. It is a satiny coin dusted with warm olive-gold iridescence that warms a bit at the borders. Boldly struck by the standards of the issue, we see no mentionable lack of detail to either side.